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Old 11-26-2012, 02:19 PM   #61
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:36 PM   #62
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Kenton... Now that we have all the hood specs in the computer, maybe we will come out with an OEM version next for the M3. It's really a guessing game which type of hood will sell more and we want to create the highest selling version first. I do realize there is a demand for OEM carbon fiber replacement hoods. They just aren't very exciting. I can't wait to put this new hood on both HPF M3s.

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:13 PM   #63
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:21 PM   #64
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:10 AM   #65
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Creating the perfect hood can be very time consuming. We are striving to create a design that would appeal to the masses. We do listen to your feedback, comment, and input. We are creating this hood for YOU.

So version 2 of our hood design took some of those inputs. Let us know what you think. What would you want to see? What would you change? Give us your input and we'll listen. We are definitely eager to have this rolling in production.

Looking good! Are there going to be vents?
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:30 PM   #66
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As mentioned, we listen to feedback from our customers. The Power Dome, found in the oem style M3 hoods seem to be one feature everyone would want. To keep a “stock” look, we decided to keep that dome, but definitely make it better. We decided to raise it up just a tad bit, give it a more aggressive feel to our hood, which in turn only makes our hood a lot more stiffer.



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Old 11-27-2012, 03:14 PM   #67
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Doing a S65B40 swap so that dome might come in handy. The intake manifold builds up to much on this engine.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:43 PM   #68
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Asuka will never be one-upped. Its the best example of an aftermarket hood, period.
The HPF hood is:

#1) Made in the USA
#2) No fiberglass fillers. These hoods are 100% carbon fiber with a "core" center for added strength and lighter weight.
#3) Top AND BOTTOM layers of the hood are 100% carbon fiber. Not fiberglass.
#4) Designed as a DIAB sandwich core using the same method that Koenigsegg uses to build their cars. This is done for added strength and reduced weight.
#4) Comes with a UV Marine Clear Coat built in, not primered or painted to cover up defects.
#5) Has OEM quality fitment.
#6) Includes a 12 month limited warranty from Advanced Composite Systems. This warranty covers surfaced defects such as crazing of the topcoat, fading and disoloration of the topcoat, and chipping or checking not associated with damaged related to acts of God, misuse, abuse, negligence, road damage or installation damage. Nor does it warrant against damage associated with shipping.

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Tell me about the vents. Can they be closed in the rain or some sort of diverter system in it?

I do like the look of the thing.
Thanks. We will develop the hood so that an under vent rain diverter can be added to keep the engine dry.

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Version 2 is better, but It almost looks like some of the other hoods already out there. What iff the vents were more inboard, smaller and moved further up the hood so exhaust heat would be vacuumed out? Then either plumb up an intake tube for the drivers side or have it blocked off so rain wont get in on that side.... Just toying with ideas.
Thanks. I definitely agree with the rain block. The GTR style hood has the vents more forward and circular and the Asuka style hood has the vents more rearward and inward. We've looked at these other hood styles but have pulled away from trying to match the identical locations or styles of either M3 hoods.

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Removable 'plates/blockoffs' for the vents on the sides of the hood would make it a pretty slick deal for the street going crowd - open holes would probably turn off quite a few potential customers considering the amount of water that would make it's way into the engine bay (especially on the driver's side where the HID ballast would be pretty much directly below one of the cutouts).
I agree. I think rain getting onto the engine will deter some customers from buying the hood.

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Well it looks a lot like a vorsteiner product minus fins and a larger bulge. I like the larger more e92 style bulge but I want exhausting to come out the back of it and somehow tie into the windshield gutter so it does not leak a ton of water into the engine bay. If someone would develop a hood that can exhaust without the mess it would sell. I do like that bulge though.
I like the larger e92 bulge as well. The HPF carbon fiber hood will seal to the existing OEM location by the window so there will be no rain coming in from the windshiled gutter.

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:14 PM   #69
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As mentioned, we listen to feedback from our customers. The Power Dome, found in the oem style M3 hoods seem to be one feature everyone would want. To keep a “stock” look, we decided to keep that dome, but definitely make it better. We decided to raise it up just a tad bit, give it a more aggressive feel to our hood, which in turn only makes our hood a lot more stiffer.



Provided the build quality exceeded what is currently available, I would buy that.

Sure there are things I would like a little bit different, but I would simply take that on myself with some custom composite work.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:19 AM   #70
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I do like this new design. Can we get some different angles of the rendered design? I'm curious to see how the bulge looks and also the vents. Would you say it's more E92M or kind of in between?

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I like the new design but it would look better with less fins on the vents. Less and larger fins. Just my .02.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:39 AM   #72
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I like the new design but it would look better with less fins on the vents. Less and larger fins. Just my .02.
Yes it would look better with only 1 strip of vents per side to i think.
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Yes it would look better with only 1 strip of vents per side to i think.
I think it looks more aggressive like this... its better
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I'm not a prospective buyer, but I must say this looks worlds better than the first one.
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I really like where this second render is going definitely interested
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This one looks nice!

I would buy this one.

btw, I had the rain covers when Vorsteiner sold them.. and they were crap!

The clips will brake the vents and scratch them.. and when driving some will come off.. It was just a pain in the a$$... plus the covers was heavy too..

Solution I came up with... just have some Masking Tape in the trunk. The vents are not that huge so even with rain the tape would hold up even with water in it...and its easy to put on and take off with no mess..
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This one looks nice!

I would buy this one.

btw, I had the rain covers when Vorsteiner sold them.. and they were crap!

The clips will brake the vents and scratch them.. and when driving some will come off.. It was just a pain in the a$$... plus the covers was heavy too..

Solution I came up with... just have some Masking Tape in the trunk. The vents are not that huge so even with rain the tape would hold up even with water in it...and its easy to put on and take off with no mess..

Thats excatly what i used to do on mine! Worked great
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new version looks much better

looking forward to seeing the final product...even though it won't really fit on my facelift. Although the kidney grille cut-outs look larger than pre-facelift cut-outs, right?
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This one looks nice!

I would buy this one.

btw, I had the rain covers when Vorsteiner sold them.. and they were crap!

The clips will brake the vents and scratch them.. and when driving some will come off.. It was just a pain in the a$$... plus the covers was heavy too..

Solution I came up with... just have some Masking Tape in the trunk. The vents are not that huge so even with rain the tape would hold up even with water in it...and its easy to put on and take off with no mess..
I've heard of others using Masking tape as well.

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new version looks much better

looking forward to seeing the final product...even though it won't really fit on my facelift. Although the kidney grille cut-outs look larger than pre-facelift cut-outs, right?
Thanks. I'm not completely sure about the facelift kidney grills.

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Yes it would look better with only 1 strip of vents per side to i think.

I think it looks more aggressive like this... its better
I'm not sure about the one strip but that was my original thought. I like 2vents per side better though.

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